Reports from the Trenches

By Cindy Puhek

Lessons learned by this active homeschool mother of five - Scriptural, relevant, encouraging, and often funny, too!

Spinning Plates

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on June 17, 2017
When my first 4 children were young, my life was incredibly busy but very simple.  Life revolved around the youngest children's schedules, especially naptime, and we rarely left the house.  But now most of my children are upper…Read

The Joy of Greek

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on May 25, 2017
Greek is a rich, ancient language and the primary language of the New Testament.  As anyone knows who has ever learned a foreign language, much can be lost in translation and this is true with the New Testament as well.  A fuller…Read

Life Lesson from Green Eggs and Ham

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on April 29, 2017
Perseverance is steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.  In our microwave culture of instant gratification, parents must be deliberate in teaching perseverance to their children.  Finding…Read

Selfish Parenting

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on April 08, 2017
It’s amazing what a difference motive makes.  Sometimes the outcomes can be identical, at least at first they seem that way.  I have well disciplined children.  They are trustworthy, obedient, and hard working.  But I’ve felt convicted…Read

The Joys of Reading Aloud

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on March 21, 2017
My family is currently enjoying reading about the exploits of Judas Maccabeus and the persecution of the Jews by Antiochus Epiphanies.   We are transported into this time in history by a good book called Hebrew Heroes by ALOE published…Read

What has the Truth Cost You?

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on February 23, 2017
What has the Truth cost you? The Truth always comes with a price tag, but for many of us, following Christ has not cost much.  While all who follow Christ will suffer persecution, many of us had a safe haven at home with parents who…Read

Testimony

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on February 19, 2017
I was challenged recently to write an under 5-minute testimony.  Thought I'd share the results with y'all here: I was not always a Christian.  I was blessed to be born into a home where God was sought and worshiped and learned about God…Read

Fulfilling the Duty to Honor

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on February 07, 2017
My 92-year old mother-in-law passed away earlier this month.  I can count on my two hands the number of times I was actually with her.  My husband chose to keep me and his children far from his family of origin.  In many respects, it…Read

Follow Your Heart?

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on January 26, 2017
A message permeates our culture.  It influences adults and it indoctrinates our children.  It seems innocent enough, perhaps even pure.  Constant encouragement is given in our music, in our movies and even through our retailers to…Read

As Unto the Lord

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on January 11, 2017
What does it mean to do something as “unto the Lord?”  In Colossians 3:23-24 we are admonished  “whatsoever ye do, do it heartily as to the Lord and not unto men.  Knowing the of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance,…Read